married. they presented themselves in the election and basically barack obama matched more closely that electorate than mitt romney. if you looked at the job approval, it was 51% or 52% on election day, and that's what he ended up with, but i think that if the republicans are going to learn from this, they have to figure out a brand and a candidate that matches where the country is today and the electorate where it is today and not think they can change it in order to go backward. >> and peggy, one thing they'll have to absorb, this election in the end wasn't that close. president obama, 330 electorate votes. they're still counting the popular vote. >> yeah, i think -- i mean, from the beginning, it's struck me as this isn't just the re-election of a president, this is the rebuffing, if that's the right word, of the republicans. look, i think there are many lessons to be learned over this election.